Balancing Medication With Pregnancy
When diseases occur during childbearing years, it’s not always possible to stop treatment for the disease. Doctors and patients must balance the concern for the drug's possible effects on pregnancy with the concern for disease relapse.
Managing the Mental Side of MS
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a chronic disease affecting the central nervous system. Since this system is responsible for communication of all types between the brain and the rest of the body, disruption to the central nervous system can result in a wide variety of symptoms and issues.
MS and Achy Restless Legs
Strong urges to move your legs and painful sensations like crawling, tingling and burning can make it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep. These symptoms are associated with restless legs syndrome (RLS) and studies show it may have an association with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Measuring and Mapping MS
Multiple sclerosis (known commonly as MS) is a long-term, chronic disease with symptoms ranging from mild and frustrating to severe and life-altering. The disease affects the central nervous system, a complicated system that includes the brain, the spinal cord and the optic nerves used for sight.
Infertility Treatments and MS Don't Mix
Having difficulty conceiving is a reality for 10 to 20 percent of western couples. While some turn towards infertility treatments, those with conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS) may need to exercise caution in these important reproductive decisions.
FDA Approves New Multiple Sclerosis Drug
The US Food and Drug Administration approved Aubagio (teriflunomide), a once-a-day tablet for the treatment of adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
Low Vitamin D Linked to MS Flare-Ups
While multiple sclerosis (MS) has some hereditary causes, it has also been linked to environmental factors. Recent studies suggest a link between low vitamin D levels and an increased risk of relapse.
Marijuana for Multiple Sclerosis
One of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) is pain due to muscle stiffness. The difficulty of finding relief through medication and dealing with a medication’s side effects has led many to seek alternative treatments.
On the Horizon: New MS Treatments
Only a few decades ago, doctors giving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis had nothing to offer in terms of treatment or support. There's a brighter future for MS patients these days.
Two Types of MS Defined
Multiple sclerosis (MS) and treatment for the disease vary among the approximate 400,000 MS patients in the United States. A better classification system of the disease could enable doctors to better match patients to medication.